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Sclerosis \Scle*ro"sis\, n. [NL., fr. Gr. (??, fr. sklhro`s hard.]

  1. (Med.) Induration; hardening; especially, that form of induration produced in an organ by increase of its interstitial connective tissue.

  2. (Bot.) Hardening of the cell wall by lignification.

    Cerebro-spinal sclerosis (Med.), an affection in which patches of hardening, produced by increase of the neuroglia and atrophy of the true nerve tissue, are found scattered throughout the brain and spinal cord. It is associated with complete or partial paralysis, a peculiar jerking tremor of the muscles, headache, and vertigo, and is usually fatal. Formerly referred to as multiple sclerosis, disseminated sclerosis, or insular sclerosis, but now usually called only multiple sclerosis, or MS.


Etymology 1 alt. (abbreviationmanuscript) n. (abbreviationmanuscript) Etymology 2

n. (plural of m English)


MS, ms, Ms, M.S., etc. may refer to:

MS (satellite)

MS was a series of four Soviet satellites launched in 1962. Two different types of satellite, 1MS and 2MS were used, with two satellites of each type being launched. Three of the satellites were operated successfully, however one of the 1MS satellites was lost in a launch failure. The three that reached orbit received Kosmos designations.

MS satellites were developed by OKB-1, and used for technology demonstration and development. They also carried payloads to investigate radiation and cosmic rays.

Usage examples of "ms".

Gordon Bennington rises from the grave and says he offed hiMself, she is going to go ballistic, Ms.

Don Silvestro, a Camaldolese monk, who flourished at the same time as the illuminator of this MS.

But I want to make sure those civ security guards are accompanied by Ms.

The citations are from this last edition, which I collated at Assisi with the most important of the rare manuscripts at present known: Archives of Sacro Convento, MS.

A grunting, crunching ballet of repressed homoeroticism, football, Ms.

Delighted as I had been with his proposed illustrations, I thought I had better hear some of the letterpress, so I begged him to read me his MS.

The description of Britain is given in very nearly the same terMS, by Orosius, Bede, and others, but the numbers denoting the length and breadth and other dimensions, are different in almost every MS.

I have them bending across my desk, skirts raised, panties hanging on three hooks of the coat rack, which Ms.

Lieutenant Janara Whitehorse has considerable training with the Vulcan analysis prograMs that Ms.

The assistant director of the NIS for criminal investigations thought that would be a more appropriate title, since Ms.

First rule of a murder investigation, Ms. Wagner, is to find out everything you can about all the players.

If Jerry ever made threats against Ms. Wagner or if his mental state could be considered threatening, you are legally permitted to disclose.

In his own way, Jerry loved you desperately ms. Wagner, and he still does.

Gordon Bennington rises from the grave and says he offed hiMself, she is going to go ballistic, Ms. Blake.

Captain, there have been, well, certain rumors about you and Ms. Swindapa.